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Black River Harbor Scenic Parkway & Campground/Trails - Ottawa National Forest

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From Ironwood, Mi take US2 east to GCR 513 (Black River Scenic Byway) and turn left. Travel 15 miles to the Campground and Harbor. From Wakefield, Mi take US 2 west for 6 1/2 miles and turn right on GCR 513 (Black River Scenic Byway). Travel north on GCR 513 for 15 miles to the Campground and Harbor.

The campground is completely modern facility with flush toilets; sewer dumping station, pressure water system, and 40 paved camping spurs. The campsites can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes. Seven campsites provide an overlook to Lake Superior. Each campsite is bordered by vegetation providing privacy for a quite enjoyable experience.

There are several opportunitees for short hikes within the Black River Harbor Recreation Area.  You can take any of the five short (1/4 - 1/2 mile) trails to the waterfalls which are all accessible from paved parking lots.  Or if you prefer to make it more of a day you can access the North Country Trail at the trail head at Copper Peak and travel North along the Black River and view the waterfalls and continue into the Black River Harbor for a 6 mile hike.  If you desire more the NCT continues across our famous suspension bridge and 5.8 miles to the edge of Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park.

Boat Launch: 14 mi N of Bessemer
A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (minimum of 2.5 - 3 feet deep at a distance of 20 feet from shore). The site is signed.
Toilets available.
20 parking spaces available at the access site.
(1) Special rules apply, such as special closing hours, rules against consumption of alcoholic beverages, or others. This designation is also used where the site rules are established by an agency other than the Department of Natural Resources.
Operated by the US Forest Service.
  • Boating
  • Parks & Rec
  • Campgrounds
  • Hike/Bike
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